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About TheFunk

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  • Birthday 01/29/1993

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  1. You guys are the best. To answer your questions I was looking for hardware for about 30 satellite sites that require a secure VPN connection back to corporate HQ and good QoS over that connection. The sites are practically SOHO, so I didn't need fiber or anything like that. Just so you know, I stuck with Ubiquiti for the switches. At the moment they just need 8 port managed switches at each site, but as you said Tekio, it's always good to plan for growth, so I bumped that to 16 port PoE switches and with the money saved by not purchasing overly priced Meraki devices and licenses, I recommended rackmountable APC UPS systems, a set of nice WAPs, and Ubiquiti cloud keys (hybrid cloud device that lets you manage a site remotely and has no licensing cost) Glitch, for the edge devices I remembered working with pfSense a while ago, and I asked myself, "What would systems_glitch do in this situation?" So I recommended they buy 33 pfSense security appliances.
  2. I'm looking for network hardware for a midsized business. My only stipulations are that it has to be highly configurable for VPN access (I'll need both site to site connections and a site to user connection) You guys typically give the best insight for this type of thing, so I figured I'd ask around here. So far I've looked at Meraki equipment and Ubiquiti. Both look like they'll be able to do what I want, although the Meraki has the added benefit of being extremely easy to configure and has web management for when I'm not in the office (which is 99% of the time). On the plus side for Ubiquiti, it's cheaper and does everything just as well as the Meraki without any regular license costs. Thoughts? Opinions? Words of wisdom? Other suggestions?
  3. I know I'm late to this topic, but one thing I've been doing with my Windows 10 boxes is, regardless of if they're a virtual machine or not, I run VMWare's OS Optimization Tool against them, and selectively disable things with it. For instance, none of my Windows 10 enterprise machines should be able to connect to WiFi except the laptops, everything else gets hardwired. So, I disable WLAN AutoConfig and all the other WLAN and WWAN features/services with the tool so as to prevent Joe user from bringing in his USB WiFi stick because his wired connection isn't working that day, connecting to an insecure public WiFi network, and then trying to do his work. The tool can also disable the fax services and the telnet ones. It's not intended as a hardening tool, but a solid choice nonetheless, and if there are Windows features you don't use, it can disable them for you. I never use Windows Backup as I have a backup solution, so that's disabled on my machine. Overall, on the actual VMs anyway, the machines I optimized with the tool use about 400MB less RAM on startup than a not optimized machine.
  4. Seeing The Strokes in two days!

  5. Brutal! Now that's some hacking! Did you use firebug for that? Also, I loved pfsense last I got to play with it. I worked in a lab that did a lot of network security work, but had really low funds, and they wanted to purchase an enterprise grade firewall for their business connection. When it became clear that wasn't exactly possible, my suggestion was pfsense running through a spare parts server (we had a lot of parts for building good desktop computers) and a 2 port 10gbps PCIe 2.0 ethernet card. (~$400) I never got to realize that dream before leaving, but I can only imagine what a kickass edge device that would have been!
  6. I had a similar issue programming something for a coworker that emulated keystrokes in order to automate a task that otherwise would take hours of pointing and clicking. My only advice is to make sure you followed everything in the docs to the letter, and when in doubt, add a little delay between keystrokes. If nothing else, you slow the program down enough so that you can better debug things. For instance, I was using a shortcut key, but it wasn't behaving the way I thought. I added a delay, and was able to discern that my active window wasn't being set properly, and so my emulator wasn't working within the correct program. Good luck!
  7. Port 25 is a great place to find "good SMTPs". I highly recommend checking it out. The Yelp reviews are great. Otherwise I know of a nearby mega church still running a highly misconfigured server circa 2002.
  8. Bought my first house! Moving in tonight!

    1. tekio


      Awesome, and congratulations!

  9. Anybody on here play Magic the Gathering? I'm hooked, I'll play you over webcam.

  10. I thought I'd ask here first. I've been setting up and testing a Hylafax fax server for what seems like forever now and I'm finally on the last leg of the race. Of course, after doing all this work, I want to change things up, because it's just not quite perfect yet. My goal is to have FoIP implemented completely throughout my enterprise network. For now let's assume that this is exactly what I'm going for. If I can do this, I can virtualize my fax server, and free up some rack space. My question is, does anyone know of software that runs on Linux, will emulate a multimodem, and can work with a PBX system other than Asterisk? I've looked at iaxmodem and t38modem but I don't know if either of these will work. EDIT: In that picture I linked, the dotted lines = IP traffic Thanks! ~TheFunk~
  11. Debian and Ubuntu both use the grub-efi package to set up GRUB for an EFI environment. The install process for Ubuntu should be about the same as Debian's. This link will tell you what to do if the install doesn't work. Oh and make sure you're using the GPT partition scheme and not MBR.
  12. I'm going to echo everyone else and say, get the AMD 8 (or 16) core! With the money you save on the chip, you can buy a fancy AMD graphics card (make sure it's AMD) and experiment with GPU password cracking or mining Litecoin/Dogecoin/etc. In addition, the extra cores will really pay off when you want to make some virtual desktops with virtualbox. Oh and no less than 6GB of RAM if you plan to run three machines at a time (host and two guests). Edit: For the record, the best AMD chips cost a fraction of the high end i7/Xeon chips and their performance is almost on par!
  13. Hey everyone! Long time no see! I recently enrolled in another Ethical Hacking class (I know, I know, what's this like the 3rd one now?) and it got me thinking about a few things I haven't played around with in a while. One thing in particular being Bluetooth. Since revision 2.3 or whatever, Bluetooth seems like it has very few documented vulnerabilities anymore. I haven't heard a peep about bluebugging, bluejacking, bluesnarfing, bluescluesing...NOT A PEEP. I just learned a bit of the hayes command set, so naturally I just want to break out minicom and go to town on my Nexus 5. Is there anything fun left with bluetooth or should I look elsewhere?
  14. That's what I said! They were in use at my place of work and now they're retired, just sitting on my desk. Last time something was retired and sat on my desk I put Gentoo on it. You're probably right though, we should sell them (and buy scrypt ASICs. ).
  15. I have two of these and nothing to use them for. Does anyone have any good repurposing ideas? How hard do you think it would be to put a custom embedded Linux distro on one of these things?